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The Unmaking of the English Working Class: Selfhood, Possessions, and Politics, c.1930-1983

Jon Lawrence, Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship 2013-15


This project uses the surviving manuscript sources from a dozen social surveys conducted between the 1930s and the mid-2000s to interrogate contemporary languages of social understanding, and how these have changed over time.

The project is also interested in the relationship between these vernacular languages of the social and how formal party politics conceptualised social life and social change in the same places at the same time.

Alongside the study of social-science field-notes, there is therefore a parallel study of both local and national political propaganda circulating in each of the localities before and during the original community study.


New joint degrees start October 2017

Funding Notices

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships (internal deadline, 21st August 2017)

Full information on this scheme is available on the Faculty website HERE. Although the scheme will not be opened by the British Academy (BA) until c.23rd August, institutions are directed to run internal selection competitions in advance. The relevant page of the BA website is HERE. Funding is available for early career scholars to join an institution of their choice (subject to the host’s agreement) for three years plus research expenses. The BA will award up to 45 Fellowships nationally